• the chelone glabra blooms have a dash of pink among the white
  • chelone glabra has soft white blooms that look like the inside of a turtles mouth
  • a closer look at the unique shape of the chelone glabra flower
  • the white chelone glabra is a pollinator that attracts butterflies

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Chelone glabra White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra flower is a perennial known for its unique blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds and tolerance to wet soils and shaded areas. Pairs wonderfully with other native plants and is low maintenance.

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White Turtlehead Chelone glabra Plants for Sale Online

The White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) is a flowering perennial that is native to Missouri. In moist soil and partial sun it typically grows 2 to 3 feet tall with erect and stiff stems holding white flower clusters.

Its common name comes from the bloom's resemblance to the inside of a turtles mouth. They pop up in late summer to autumn with a tinge of pink among the mostly white flower. Although the flower clusters are big and bold, they usually do not need stakes, unless the perennial is planted in a heavily shaded area.

A perfect addition to shaded or woodland gardens. While other perennials may not be able to tolerate wet, rich soils around ponds or bogs, the Chelone glabra thrives in them.


Growzone: 3-8 Chelone glabra White Turtlehead Hardiness Zones 3-8
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Width: 1 to 2 Feet
Classification: Flowering perennial
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: White with a dash of pink
Attracts: Hummingbirds and butterflies
Soil Condition: Prefers moist soil; can tolerate wet soil
Water Requirements: Water frequently, do not let dry out

How to Care for Chelone glabra White Turtlehead

Before you buy a White Turtlehead Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant a white turtlehead plant?

How do I plant a white turtlehead plant?

The Chelone glabra Perennial requires moist soil, and prefers to be planted where it can receive partial shade. After removing the plant from the container, loosen the bottom of the root ball using your hands and place it in a hole that is twice as wide, but no deeper than the pot it came in. If the area receives strong winds, the flowers may need to be staked. Backfill with a mix of the original soil and compost.

How do I mulch a white turtlehead perennial?

How do I mulch a white turtlehead perennial?

Craving nutrients, the Chelone glabra ppreciates a mulch made up of organic material such as leaves or pine needles. This is especially important when planted in sunny areas where the soil is likely to dry out quicker. Applying a mulch around (but not touching) the base of the plant will help retain moisture in the soil.

How often do I water a Chelone glabra plant?

How often do I water a Chelone glabra plant?

It is important that you do not let the turtlehead plant's soil dry out. In order to achieve this, check the soil and water when the top 3 inches are no longer damp.

How do I prune Chelone glabra leaves?

How do I prune Chelone glabra leaves?

If your plant is growing taller than your location can handle, pinch back the stem ends in the spring to control the height.


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